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Winning time, boys!

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In the crowd at the Leafs game on Saturday
In the crowd at the Leafs game on Saturday
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Saturday's win keeps the Bruins in the mix, but the last three away games for the regular season are must-wins.


  • Hats off to James Reimer , but the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs in a shootout win on Saturday. [The BostonGlobe]

  • Have we witnessed the birth of a new fourth line? Is there now sympathy in Boston for Phil Kessel ? [HockeyBuzz]

  • Despite a strong start and a barrage of shots, the Bruins troublingly couldn't finish in regulation. [WEEI]

  • Patrice Bergeron carried the scoring for the Bruins, Gregory Campbell was healthy scratched for the first time since he became a Bruin. Season awards were presented, including the team recognizing "TheChief," Johnny Bucyk. [PatriotLedger]

  • But it is his two-way skill that has Bergeron topping the list of Selke candidates yet again. [TodaysSlapShot]

  • Zdeno Chara was not at practice this morning, and Joe Morrow is on his way back to Boston. [BostonHerald]

  • The Final Countdown: With the Eastern Conference standings oscillating, you need to know the current standings. Check here! [NESN]

  • Mull over the merits of these proposed forward line combinations as we prepare for the three final regualr season games. [BostonHerald]

  • Carl Soderberg is candid in this interview about having been in the 'chest freezer,' setting down roots in Boston, and his future in the NHL. (Google translation from Swedish) [Sydsvenskan]

  • Professional hockey has a less visible culture of Christianity then the other major sports. Adam McQuaid found his faith very helpful in dealing with his spate of injuries. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Milt Schmidt has reached yet another milestone, as the oldest living former NHL player. [ObnoxiousBostonFan]

  • The key to the Frozen Four will be goaltending, and junior Zane McIntyre is poised to lead North Dakota once again.  [SBNCollegeHockey]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • The end is near, and here is a look at this weekend's results around the NHL. [Grantland]

  • Cracking News: Infamous former Toronto mayor Rob Ford is living large, having been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame's board of directors. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Here's a look at the most famous fathers in hockey. [TheScore]

  • Are winners lucky or skilled? As far as sports are concerned, it appears there is a continuum, and hockey falls at about...  [Wired]

  • There is money in sports memorabilia, but for some fans, it is about more than money. (Video, 5:41) [SportsNet]

  • The Team USA women beat Team Canada for the gold at the Women's World Championship. [TheHockeyNews]

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